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Despina Apartments

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Despoina apartments is a family run hotel at Gouves, on Europe's southern island of Crete. The resort is just 15 kilometres from "Nikos Kazantzakis" airport and 20 kilometres from the historical centre of Heraclion. The hotel is situated 100m from the beach and near to lots of restaurants and bars. There are lots of places and archaeological sites around Despoina apartments. 20km to the east is the famous KNOSSOS palace and 7 km to the west is Hersonissos resort, known for its night life. Not far away about 3km is Creta Auarium one of the largest and most modern aquariums in Europe. The combination of the unique location, the relaxing atmosphere and our friendly and personalized service, have established our hotel as one of the most enjoyable holiday choices of Gouves.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Smoking rooms available
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52Somewhat walkable
Grade: 52 out of 100
24Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
8Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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We came in June had the most amazing time got home and could not wait to get back! This place is such a great find! I almost don't want to post a review as when the world sees what you get for your money it will be full all year. So we have a great apartment with a
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Second time we have stayed here this year, and yet again I have nothing to say but compliments! Apartments are cleaned every single day, fresh sheets and towels also! The brothers who run the hotel and bar are just brilliant, always have a smile on their face, remember your name
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Despina apartments are located in a strategic place where you are able to enjoy a quite relaxing time few meters away from the sea with a 10 min walk to 2 bus station (15 & 13) that takes you to the night life of Malia and archeological sites of Herakilion.
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After our taxi driver got lost we arrived late to the Despina Apartments and I have to admit at first I thought oh what have we done , loud music till late in the cocktail bar . How wrong could I be ' The Despina is a lovely little place with great hosts who make your stay
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Can't believe no one has mentioned the fact that the majority of rooms have no windows. Just a door into kitchen (so no natural light and single patio door to balcony from bedroom. Makes air conditioning a must at an xtra €5/night. If I hadn't stayed in crete before I would
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I’m sure we paid €6 per night back in June
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Hello Gina, you can contact us on this email: kon_dim_ar@hotmail.c Thank you for booking with us kind regards Aris
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Hi, this is the facebook account: Kostas Kostantinos Vlatakis kind regards Aris
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"we asked for a double bed (rather than 2 singles) and got the family room, so lots of space - it was quiet period though."
"we had room 13 over the Bar when you get back from the beach in the afternoon you get the Sun on the balcony lovely size balcony."
"All the rooms are good but our favorite room above the main entrance .."
"All the rooms have balconies, but if you want more privacy, ask for a room on the second floor."
"The ones facing the pool have very welcome shade on the balconies."
US$23 - US$56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
despina apartments gouves
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureGouvesKato Gouves
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